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For better or for worse, technology is the new frontier. When it comes to navigating the web, avoiding hackers, and enjoying our devices—Reader’s Digest is here to lead the way and help you get the most out of our interconnected world.

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How to Blur Out Your House on Google Maps—and Why You Should

Hiding your home on Google Maps is an effective (and easy) way to protect your family's privacy

33 Smart Ways to Slash Your Home Energy Bills

Feel like the household demands on your hard-earned cash are higher than ever? You're not alone. Luckily, there are steps...


I Tried the Ring Pro 2 Video Doorbell—Here’s My Honest Review

A clear, reliable, and easy-to-use video doorbell is a significant improvement from the old push-button standby. We tried the Ring...


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How to Clean a TV Screen

Follow this expert advice for making your LCD, LED, and OLED TV screens sparkle.


How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

Whether you use a PC or Mac, laptop or monitor, this guide will teach you how to safely clean your...

The New Google Nest Cam Indoor Is Finally Here

The new Google Nest Cam Indoor is a sleek, stylish, and no-stress way to secure your home.


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Is Alexa Really Always Listening?

Ever wonder how much the Alexa sitting in your kitchen really knows about you?

The Best Smart Doorbells That Help Keep Your Home Safe and Sound

Whether it's opportunity knocking, an annoying salesperson or a suspicious stranger, the best smart doorbell can help you decide if...


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How to Hide Your House from Google Street View

If you've ever looked up your house on Google street view and seen your car in the driveway and your...


22 Brilliant Uses for Q-Tips That’ll Come in Handy

You know you’re not supposed to use cotton swabs to clean inside your ears (right?), so here are more uses...


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8 Immediate Steps to Take After Your Smart Home Is Hacked

If you suspect your smart home has been hacked there are steps you can take to stop the intruder.


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Home Security Offers That Are Actually Scams

Home security systems should make you feel safe—from the start. Don't fall victim to these common scams.


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12 Best Home Security Systems for Apartment Dwellers

Some security systems require drilling and wiring that apartments, condos, and co-ops don't allow. Here are some good options for...

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14 Things Home Security Experts Never Do in Their Own Homes

An alarm system isn't enough. If you're making any of these security mistakes, experts say that your home is at...


The Best Home Security Systems, According to Experts

Want to feel safer no matter where you live? Top security experts share their picks for the best home security...


12 Top-Rated Hidden Spy Cameras for Your Home

When you want to keep track of what's going on in your home when you're not there, a hidden spy...


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The Best Smart Alarm Clocks to Help You Rise and Shine

Waking up is hard to do, but these smart alarm clocks make it so much easier


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6 Places You Should (and Shouldn’t) Store Your Roomba

While these robotic vacuums require very little help from humans, you should keep them in certain spots for the best...


This Is the Difference Between a Router and a Modem

You likely know that you need these two items to get access to the Internet, but might not know why....